In Chad, a dozen journalists are trained in fact-checking

In Chad, a dozen journalists are trained in fact-checking

December 15, 2022

A workshop on fact-checking techniques was held at the French Institute in N’Djamena from 24 to 30 November 2022.

Over the course of six days, these journalists from six media outlets that are beneficiaries of the Desinfox Tchad (Chad Fake News) project learned the fundamentals of fact-checking: traditional verification techniques (identification of reliable sources and cross-referencing of sources) and application in the context of digital information in Chad. A series of practical exercises allowed them to practise using various tools. Remote personalised support is also planned for between November 2022 and January 2023.

My participation in this training will have enabled me to strengthen my knowledge and discover new tools that will allow me to improve my work as a journalist.
A workshop participant

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The Desinfox Tchad project, which is in keeping with the Désinfox Africa project launched in 2020, raises awareness among the Chadian media outlets of the means at their disposal to combat misinformation and the challenges they will encounter in doing so.
It trains journalists in fact-checking and how to produce content to debunk false information This project also plans to provide media literacy and digital citizenship activities for young people, in partnership with the RFI Clubs of N’Djamena and Abéché, teaching them how to use social media in a responsible way and to be on the lookout for disinformation.

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